Beers signs have been used to promote beer companies for decades. The availability of these signs as created a group of enthusiasts that seek out vintage beer signs. One of the key differences to look for in these vintage signs is what material they were made from. Three of the main materials were porcelain, tin and neon.
Pre-prohibition vintage beer signs are usually made from porcelain. The two main companies that produced these signs for beer companies were Baltimore Enamel and Novelty Company and the Burdick Sign Company of Chicago. Although tin signs were common it is hard to find them in good shape today because of their tendency to rust. Neon signs have been produced since the 1940s but became popular in the 1980s.